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Experimental Investigations for Modelling Hardness of ABS Replica Based Investment Castings

  • Rupinder SinghEmail author
  • Munish K. Gupta
Research Article

Abstract

In the present work investigations have been made to macro model the hardness of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene replica based investment casting (IC) of low melting alloys (non-ferrous) by parametric optimization of the process parameters for job/batch type production. The study started with selection of the component/benchmark of industrial applications with an idea of improvement in hardness of the cast components. The input parameters of the study are: part orientation in fused deposition modelling, number of slurry coating layers in IC, slurry coating layer combinations in IC and type of material (metal/alloy) in IC. The study highlights that at horizontal (0°) orientation of the component; number of slurry coating layers contributes 38.16% and type of metal contributes 59.82%, whereas slurry coating layer combination contribution is very less in the present case study. Final results are supported with cooling curves and microstructure analysis.

Keywords

Fused deposition modelling Investment casting Hardness Part orientation No. of layers Slurry layer’s combination Metal type 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors are thankful to Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New-Delhi, India for extending the financial support to carry out the research reported in this paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Production EngineeringGuru Nanak Dev Engineering CollegeLudhianaIndia

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